Airship Italia

Space weather lessons from a 1928 dirigible debacle

July 13, 2020

Analysis of a disrupted SOS signal during an early polar expedition showcases the importance of taking space weather into account when exploring new frontiers. Eos, the magazine of the American Geophysical Union, spoke with research professor Delores Knipp about how space weather impacted an early airship expedition to the North...

Kristine Larson

“She will never be able to do this.” – A career of breaking scientific boundaries

June 12, 2020

Kristine Larson looks at GPS differently. Where many see only a wayfinding tool, Larson has stretched and reshaped the technology, inventing methods to use it for everything from measuring Arctic ice sheets to monitoring soil moisture on...

Students in the mission operations center at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics in Colorado communicate with a satellite.

Aerospace America: Tracking cubesats at CU Boulder

May 3, 2020

Students love their cubesats, except maybe when they lose contact with one in the first days after launch because the team hasn’t yet nailed down its orbital track. Cubesats are often reacquired, but not without frayed nerves and lost experiment time. Amanda Miller spoke to researchers who think they can...

Kristine Larson

Larson joins the ranks of the National Academy of Sciences

April 28, 2020

This week, the National Academy of Sciences announced that it had elected a CU Boulder researcher at the forefront of GPS science to its prestigious membership. Kristine Larson will join more than 140 other United States-based and international scientists receiving this recognition in 2020. The honor is often considered one...

Jade Morton

Morton earns 2020 IEEE Kershner award

April 28, 2020

Professor Jade Morton is receiving a 2020 Richard B. Kershner award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The honor was established in 1986 and is given every two years to recognize outstanding achievement of an individual who have made a substantial contribution to the technology of navigation and...

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Virtual Tour of CU Aerospace Engineering Sciences

April 1, 2020

As we practice distancing for the greater good, we also want to stay connected and be available to our students, both prospective and admitted. We might be far from you, but we’re still here to connect. Whether you're celebrating acceptance or just interested in exploring Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences, check...

COSMO CubeSat

WIRED: The Search for the Next Big Idea in Magnetic Field Mapping

April 1, 2020

Wired Magazine is exploring a national competition challenging scientists and engineers at the University of Colorado Boulder and around the country to innovate on how we map Earth's constantly shifting...

Aerial photo of campus.

Smead Aerospace No. 6 in public graduate program rankings

March 17, 2020

The College of Engineering and Applied Science moved up three places in this year’s U.S. News and World Reports Best Graduate Schools rankings , coming in at No. 14 among public institutions and No. 27 overall. Three engineering degree programs ranked in the top 10 public programs, and four more...

George Born

Late professor George Born inducted into state’s Space Heroes Hall of Fame

March 3, 2020

Former University of Colorado Boulder professor George Born was inducted into the Colorado Space Heroes Hall of Fame on Wednesday. Born, who died in January 2016, was an aerospace engineer and founder of CU’s Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research. “Dr. George Born tremendously impacted Colorado’s space economy,” said Kathleen Vinson,...

Rendering of the CSSWE CubeSat in orbit.

CU Boulder a leading CubeSat launcher

Feb. 4, 2020

Up in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane, it's (another) University of Colorado Boulder CubeSat! CU Boulder's role as a major force in cube satellites is being highlighted by Bryce Space and Technology, a space research and consulting firm. According to...

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